Atypical Myopathy

Now that Autumn has taken hold, trees are shedding leaves and the weather has changed from sunny to windy we need to make you aware of the risks and symptoms of Atypical Myopathy!

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Now that Autumn has taken hold, trees are shedding leaves and the weather has changed from sunny to windy we need to make you aware of the risks and symptoms of Atypical Myopathy!

Atypical myopathy, also known as atypical myoglobinuria (AM), is a frequently fatal muscle disorder seen in grazing horses in the autumn and/or spring. It is rapidly progressive and up to 75% of affected horses die. Recent research has indicated that ingestion of a toxin (hypoglycin A) from sycamore tree (Acerpseudoplatanus) seeds is the likely cause of AM. The disease was previously rare in the UK but the number of reported cases has increased substantially in recent years from just 3 in 2010 to 165 in 2013.

Please contact us urgently if you suspect Atypical Myopathy on 01332 294929

You can read more about Atypical Myopathy by viewing our Healthcare Information sheet which is available here.

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